Looking for a way to style your hair without damaging it? Women love using hair curlers to achieve the perfect hairstyle, but sometimes we forget that our hair is delicate and can be easily damaged. To help you out, GHD professionals have put together their top tips on how to protect your hair when using hair curlers.
How to maximize the use of your hair curler
Most of the time, we just grab our hair curler and start styling without giving it a second thought. But if you want to get the most out of your hair curler and minimize damage, there are a few kinds of stuff you should keep in mind.
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Right barrels for the right style
You first need to make sure you’re using the right barrel for the style you want to achieve. If you’re not sure, ask your stylist or consult the hair curler’s manual. Depending upon the size of a barrel, you can create different styles – from tight ringlets to loose waves. Getting the right barrel will help you achieve your desired style while minimizing damage.
Get good quality hair curlers
It’s crucial to invest in a good quality hair curler. Cheap hair curlers are more likely to damage your hair because they don’t have the right features to protect it. Instead, look for features like ceramic barrels and ionic technology, which help reduce frizz and static while protecting your hair from heat damage.
Use a heat protectant spray
Before you start curling your hair, make sure to use a heat protectant spray. It will help protect your hair from the high temperatures of the hair curler and minimize damage. There are various heat protectant sprays on the market, so find one that works best for your hair type.
Let your hair cool before brushing
Once you’ve curled your hair, resist the urge to brush it out immediately. Alternatively, wait for your hair to cool down first, then gently brush it out with a wide-toothed comb. It will help minimize damage and keep your curls looking their best.
Other tips to keep in mind
In addition to the tips above, you can do a few other things to minimize damage when using hair curlers.
Avoid using hair curlers on wet hair
You don’t even need to use hair curlers on wet hair. It’s best to avoid using them on wet hair altogether. Curling wet hair can increase the risk of heat damage and breakage. If you must curl your damp hair, make sure to use a lower heat setting, and don’t leave the curler in for too long.
Trim your hair regularly
Another way to protect your hair is to trim it regularly. It will eliminate any split ends and damaged hair, making your hair more susceptible to heat damage.
Deep condition your hair
Deep conditioning is a must if you want to keep your hair healthy and strong. Deep conditioning treatments help hydrate and nourish your hair, making it less likely to be damaged by heat.
Use wide-toothed combs
A wide-toothed comb is your best friend when it comes to curling your hair. It will help minimize damage and breakage and make it easier to style your hair.
Start curling at the ends
When you’re curling your hair, start from the ends and work your way up. It will minimize damage and give you more control over your curls.
Try These Tips for Healthy, Curly Hair
By following these tips, you can get the most out of your hair curler and achieve healthy, curly hair. Remember to use the right barrel size, choose a good-quality hair curler, and use a heat protectant spray before you start styling. And don’t forget to trim your hair regularly, deep condition your hair, and use a wide-toothed comb to avoid damage. With these tips in mind, you’ll be on your way to healthy, curly hair in no time!
What tips do you have for using hair curlers? Let us know in the comments below!